Richmond, Virginia neighborhood 1970

Silent footage of African American communities in Richmond, VA, shot on Super 8mm film in 1970 by Appalshop filmmaker Ben Zickafoose. Zickafoose made this film–which he titled “Black Power Trip”–while a student of sociologist Helen Matthews Lewis at Clinch Valley College (now UVA-Wise), located in the coal region of southwestern Virginia. His thesis for Lewis’ sociology class, the film ‘Coal Miner Frank Jackson’, became one of Appalshop’s first feature documentaries in 1971.

Appalshop Archive would welcome any information and stories about the people, places and events in this footage. Leave comments or write archive[at]appalshop[dot]org.


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